Greener electronics Sony ranking: Second Edition

Publication - 6 December, 2006
Although there is a slight increase in Sony’s overall score, it has moved down the ranking compared to other companies that have made more progress. Sony earns extra points on chemicals for its commitment to eliminate substances that are potentially hazardous to the environment, and scores well for having models that are free of the worst chemicals on the market. However, Sony has yet to provide timelines for substituting toxic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs).Sony loses a point on Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) due to its double standards. Sony is a founding member of the European Recycling Platform which supports IPR; however, in the US, Sony is part of a Coalition that has been opposing Producer Responsibility and lobbying for U.S. consumers to pay an Advanced Recycling Fee (ARF).

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